Nervously twitching and wired fans on the East Coast logged onto the HBO GO streaming service at 9 p.m. only to be faced with a spinning circle on a black screen. The streaming service, which is only available by subscription, login, and password, apparently just had too many users logging in a once.
HBO GO recognized the problem and send a tweet saying they were addressing the issue.
Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for #TrueDetective, we've been made aware of an issue affecting some users. Please try again soon.— HBO GO (@HBOGO) March 10, 2014
"HBO NO GO" as it was affectionately dubbed, had Twitter abuzz with everyone who was trying to watch.
On the plus side, the HBO go outage is helping family togetherness, as people all over call their parents to see if they changed a password— Michael Schaffer (@michaelschaffer) March 10, 2014
HBO Go has turned into the ObamaCare website of online TV portals, apparently. THE YELLOW KING STRIKES AGAIN. #TrueDetective— Ryan McGee (@TVMcGee) March 10, 2014
The people who watched the finale on television had no problem and the episode remains on HBO On Demand. The show stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and had the second highest premiere rating for an HBO show with 2.3 million viewers, following Boardwalk Empire with 4.8 million viewers in 2010.